Getting from Honolulu to Kauai


Kauai’s rugged coastline, extensive hiking trails, and more relaxed pace are a popular draw for those looking to escape the crowds of Oahu. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an adventurous camping trip, you can find options to suit you on Kauai. Here are some tips for getting from Honolulu to Kauai.

Getting from Honolulu to Kauai by Air

Unless you’re planning on swimming the 72 miles of rough ocean between Oahu and Kauai, you’ll need to search for airfare. Interisland flights are frequent, although you will want to try to book ahead if possible as the cheapest fares can sell out quickly, so last-minute trips can get quite pricey unless you’re willing to fly very early in the morning.

Another option would be tours and vacation packages that include interisland airfare, accommodatin, and rental car.

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Lihue Airport

Lihue Airport (LIH) is located on the southeastern side of Kauai, near the city of Lihue. There are no direct international flights to Kauai, but the airport serves both interisland flights as well as domestic flights from the U.S. mainland. More information can be found on the airport’s official website.

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Getting around on Kauai

Kauai has a bus system called the Kauai Bus. There is daily (except Sunday and holidays) service from Hanalei to Kekaha, but no airport service and limited service elsewhere. Cost is $2.00 per trip. It makes the most sense when visiting Kauai to rent a car instead of relying on public bus service.

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